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Virtualization

Daas (Desktop as a Service)

The DaaS Revolution: It’s Time

By | Cloud Computing, Daas, Desktop Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure, Networking, Security, Uncategorized, Virtualization | No Comments

When terminal services was first released, it revolutionized the way users accessed their applications and data. Employees could tap into their digital resources from essentially anywhere while businesses could be certain that all data was located in the data center and not on end user devices. But no revolution is perfect and the challenge with terminal services (renamed to RDSH in recent years) was that it did not give users the customization and experience of their local devices.  Read More

Smart Monitoring & Desktop Virtualization Visibility

From Smart Monitoring to Happy End-users

By | Cloud Computing, Data Center, Monitoring, Networking, Reporting, Review, Virtualization | No Comments

Desktop Virtualization Visibility & Peace of Mind

To monitor or not to monitor? That has become the question for many businesses today as they design their virtual desktop environments. How are they answering? In my recent experience, I have noticed many businesses choosing either to implement a badly put together monitoring solution or forego virtual desktop monitoring altogether. Those are two risky options in a virtual environment where end-user experience (EUX) is of utmost importance and monitoring can be essential to its success. Read More

Internet Cloud Server Cabinet

Dude, Where’s My Server!?!

By | Azure, Backup, Cloud Computing, Design & Architecture, Infrastructure, Storage, Virtualization, VMware | No Comments

Hello Cloud, Goodbye Constant Configuration

I have to admit that when I log into a Linux box and realize that I have some technical chops left, I get a deep feeling of satisfaction. I am also in the habit of spinning up a Windows Server in order to test network routes/ACLs in the cloud since I like using the Windows version of tools like Wireshark.  Despite my love for being logged into a server, I do see the writing on the wall. Logging into a server to do installs or make configuration changes is fast becoming a thing of the past. Given the number of mistakes we humans make, it’s probably about time. Read More

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

The Best Next Thing in BYOD: VMI

By | Data Loss Prevention, How To, Personal Data Management, Security, Virtualization | No Comments

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is a buzzword we have heard in IT and security circles for years. It speaks to questions that every business leader and IT executive must ask and answer: how do we secure and protect the growing number of mobile technologies (personal or company issued) employees want to use at work? How do we give a mobile, tech-centric workforce what it needs to succeed without putting our data and company at risk? Read More

citrix and nutanix partner

Nutanix and Citrix Partner to Lower Costs for Virtualization

By | Infrastructure, Virtualization | No Comments

Nutanix recently announced a partnership with Citrix to work on driving down the costs and complexities of deploying new applications and desktop virtualization environments. Nutanix has also announced that their Acropolis solution has been verified as Citrix ready, meaning that Acropolis solutions can now power XenDesktop and XenApp. With both companies combining their technologies, they have the ability to offer a complete, simple, cost-effective solution for delivering virtual desktops and applications. Read More

Tuning Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop

Performance Tuning Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Part 2: HDX Insight Monitor and Policy Tuning

By | Analytics, Virtualization | No Comments

For more information on this topic, please see part one of this series, Performance Tuning Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Part 1: Citrix CloudBridge.” We will be doing a follow-up series for VMware Performance Tuning and WAM Optimization options with VMWare Horizon View 6 in the future as well.

About the HDX Insight Monitor Tool

Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 Director integrates the HDX Insight Monitor Tool, which gives you the ability to monitor and tune the following: Read More

Why Businesses are Avoiding Cloud Services Adoption

Cloud Breakdown Part 1: Why Businesses are Avoiding Cloud Services Adoption

By | Cloud Computing, Data Center, Virtualization | No Comments

No one will argue that IT organizations today are tasked to do more with less in terms of resources – whether it’s hardware/software or people to support the infrastructure. Private cloud has been a focal point of conversations that we are frequently having with our customers. Some are highly virtualized and others are trying to get their arms around how to manage the sprawling cloud technologies that are knocking at their door. Read More

Trending cDOT Transition Considerations

Trending cDOT Transition Considerations: What You Need to Know

By | Networking, Storage, Virtualization | No Comments

When considering a transition from current 7-Mode systems to Clustered Data ONTAP (cDOT), it’s important to understand the limitations, timing and complexity. At IDS, we help our customers navigate and understand how this process impacts their production environment. We understand every customer’s architecture is different, but we have compiled some questions that continue to trend in our conversations. Read More

Why Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Makes Sense

Why Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Makes Sense

By | Design & Architecture, Security, Virtualization | No Comments

Many companies are making the investment in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and are various reasons to consider a VDI solution these days. Two of the biggest trends driving this technology are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and Mobility. Many companies are moving away from assigning company assets for personal computers, laptops, tablets and phones. Instead they are giving employees a stipend as part of their salary and letting them choose their devices. This lowers the cost of hardware and software to the company, ensures employees take care of equipment, reduces administration costs for user devices and extends the hardware lifecycle.  Most employees embrace this option because they do not have to carry multiple devices and can choose the devices that they want to use. Read More

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